I Believe One of the Coolest Things You Can Do Is Wear Old Clothes

I did it during Fashion Week—here's what happened.

Just like weddings, birthday parties, job interviews and opportunities where you'll bump into exes/frenemies/horrible bosses, it's all too easy to be sent into a fashion spin which leads to a shopping bender. We've all been there, and I will probably continue to fall into that predictable fashion hole on occasion for the rest of time. However, for the period that usually sends me into the biggest cash-depleting frenzy (Fashion Week!) the gauntlet was thrown down my friends at Vestiaire Collective: they wanted me to take on their #vestiairecollectivefwchallenge. This meant wearing all pre-loved clothes and not buying anything new. At all. Not even a little something-something. 

I've never wanted to shop so much.

So, I maybe buckled under the pressure a couple of times when I felt like I couldn't find the "perfect trousers" to go with a shirt or the exact bag to match a certain colour outfit (everything is currently being sent back, I promise) but with a little careful planning, a bit of creative shopping from within my own closet, and pinpointing the accessories that go with everything I own, I managed to make it work—and enjoyed it. Scroll to get my tips on wearing and buying pre-loved clothes and accessories that you'll feel forever happy with…

So right for this season's python-print trend.
I never tire of gaudy '90s and '80s designer jewellery.
Manolo's classic styles are trending once more, so jump on the look with vintage creations from the shoe guru.
If I didn't already have something similar…
Not everyone has cottoned onto the potential of vintage Hermès shirts yet, so get them before they become too pricey.
Like I said already, checks are always coming back into fashion so this is a clever purchase.
Vestiaire is a great place to find classic jewellery pieces.
What did I tell you about finding classic animal print-loving designers?
Quality shades for a far friendlier amount.
The kind of flattering piece you'll pull out each and every winter.
Phoebe Philo superfans are buying up old stock now the designer has left Céline.

Next up, the coolest looks from LFW's streets.

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